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  • Lift for working 7" above floor--anyone have one?

    I'm trying to get a room ready for sheetrock but need to do some work at the top plate--its at the 96" level. I've been looking of some small lift I could transfer onto and then raise to that height.

    I've looked for some small scissors lifts but no luck yet. Man it sucks being paralyzed...
    EM

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    I built a ramp and platform to drive a powerchair up.
    I'm taking a risk using it, though.
    I did some of the high work when renovating my kitchen.
    I'll try to get a picture of it.
    Rich

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    • #3
      Rich

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      • #4
        Rich,

        How many school buses can you clear off that ramp if they're parked side by side?

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        • #5
          7" (inches) from the floor or 7' (feet)???? Big difference!

          (KLD)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
            Rich,

            How many school buses can you clear off that ramp if they're parked side by side?
            If I get a rocket engine, I might clear a few buses.
            Rich

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            • #7
              What about lifts used for working on motorcycles and small garden tractors? Look in Harbor Freight or Northern Tool for an idea.
              Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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              • #8
                Most of those scissor lifts have guardrails that fold down, or are removable for easier access through the dorways. Be carefull though. I know people that were saved from being crushed against the ceiling by the guardrails. One hit a beam with his head, and the other had a heart attack, and passed out on the controls. The newer ones have a double safety, but you should be careful anyway.
                You should visit a rental place and take your measurements there.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  7" (inches) from the floor or 7' (feet)???? Big difference!

                  (KLD)
                  I'm betting 7 feet. He probably wants to work laying on his back.
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                  Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." -John 14

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for all the replies.

                    After posting I did some more searching and this site has some lifts that would probably work, but my wife said she would get on the ladder and do what I needed.

                    http://www.chdist.com/material-handl...-861-1310-1061

                    But eventually I'll have to make me something. I built my house, from the setting the foundation, to all framing, plumbing and electrical, so it's hard for to let someone else do the work--besides 8 1/2 years ago all those medical folks said don't worry you can do anything you want it'll just take a little longer...

                    Oh, and it is 7 feet, hell 7 inches and I'd be on my belly...
                    EM

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                    • #11
                      em,
                      I know what you mean about it being hard to let someone else do the work.
                      I looked online, months ago, for scissors jacks but they were expensive.
                      The ramp and platform have worked pretty well.
                      I'm figuring out what's worth doing myself and what isn't.
                      Rich

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